Sunday, December 25, 2011
Just popping in quickly to wish You All a wonderful Christmas !
It is +1c here in Winnipeg lol
just a few photos to share with you . I'll post more in a day or two .
We are really laid back this year . no rushing shopping . dh bought a used snowmobile ( skidoo if your an old person like me lol ) and we took it out last weekend to the property so I'll post some of those fun photos too.
Our Yule party was a success but I lost my camera for 1 1/2 days !!! yes me ! my dh was in shock . Rox always has her camera attached at the wrist .
we had my friend Patrica appear with her 5 little ones 4 of them girls ! a treat in this very all boy home .
I also have a possible score on raw milk supplier so keep your fingers crossed ;-)
We have almost all of our beautiful children here with us this yr. Dacotah & Chayote moved back to Winnipeg ! Only our eldest dd Natasha is still out east .She owns a home and her own business so chances of her moving home are not high on the list .For this I am so happy we do have internet . I've already talked to her on the phone and sent her hugs & love via fb .
So this morning our dd Jasmine came over with our grandson mr. silly ridiculous .
Last night I wrapped up his wizard package I'd prepared for him .
check it out below
He was thrilled just opening it !
He is really into magic and I found a wooden magic kit by Melissa & Doug
one of those wands with the sparkles & stars inside ( his Mum had one just like it when she was a little girl )one of the Wizardology books & the wizard hat I made him out of my old witches hat .
He was thrilled & so excited his grampa helped him with some tricks .
He talked non stop about how do you get better at magic and when can he get his different hats . I have told him he will graduate from purple to black hat then on to the final hat a white one just like Gandalf ;-)
I can't say enough what a joy it is having grandchildren .
and granny ! what did granny get ?
The Flintstones s1 !!
some brand new jars to store my herbal goodies in
and yes red licorice !
this granny has a sweet tooth and yes it is totally junky not good for me that is why I have a jar of acidofilous and container of yogurt waiting for me come boxing day lol .
So below are two of my absolute fav Christmas songs I would love to share with You .
I hope You have a wonderful holiday however You celebrate .
The Huron Carol is my fav from childhood
This is such a beautiful song and the children singing warms my heart .
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Mother Earth , Mother Divine , Mother Many
Father Sky , Father Divine , Father All
Grandfather Sun , Grandmother Moon , Elders Wise
Seasonal Sisters , Siblings Real
Autumn Dance , Winter Walk, Spring Warm & Summer Shine
Brothers of Dircetion , Siblings True
East Awaken , South Protect , West Heal , North Cleanse
Elements born Children of All
Air Messege , Fire Strong , Water Clean , Earth Pure , Stone Keeper
Cousins given of Divine
Hawk , Bear, Cedar & Pine
Family of Many
All Our Relations
Friday, December 23, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
I thought I'd post photos of my Lady Lavender
This is my outdoor Lavender that I purchased just this yr.
Now Manitoba is very ify for Lavender to over winter . In fact there is even a greenhouse that offers an over winter service for Lavender plants . I do also know some blessed people who have over wintered Lavender in their gardens outdoors .
So I planted mine in my front flower bed .I then placed fallen leaves over them and placed burlap bags on top . I am so hoping they will not die .
I've always dreamed of having row upon row of Lavender . I think it is my Mediterranean side coming out ☺
Anyway below are a few more photos of my plants both outdoor and indoor .
I've not started my journal yet ! But I do have two projects that I'm going to begin .
This really is cheating .I bought these at the end of Summer season . The big dept. stores just chuck out all the plants . It is plantocide in my opinion !
they should at least have an effort to give plants away to shelters , group homes , hospitals etc.
I have never ever seen a Lavender flower ! nope ! always have purchased the dried flower buds but never seen them close up blooming !
They are almost like a purple pine cone with light petals on top ☺
Now this , this is real !
I planted these from seed about 5-6 yrs ago . they grew and never ever flowered .
Then this spring when I went out to the lake for so long to stay at Mum's place .
I placed them in the sun hot hot sun my tea garden .
Yes they bloomed !
Lol it was funny the flowers were so so small
okay take the Lavender picture up top and shrink it by 7 lol that is how small they were .
These two littles are who I am choosing to work with this yr.
This one is Lovely
This one is Lady
I know she is straggly and kind of under kept so I felt she needs a confidence boost so I named her Lady .
Now I've two plants so one shall me used for my spiritual work and the other for my medicinal work .
The two projects I am starting are firstly a dream pillow .I thought that would be a good start . sew and embroider a little dream pillow stuffed with Lavender to place under my head at night .
The other project is I am over the winter months anyway going to make myself at night time just a small cup of warm lavender milk with honey .
The two projects were not planned together at all but they just evolved and they do go together don't they !
So as I work on these for now I will take some photos and post as I work along .
By for now , Rox , Lovely & Lady ☺
Friday, December 2, 2011
I began making these cute little prayer bundles upon my return to the city .With having no garden ( another method of prayer ) I was extremely slothful and knew I needed something .
I made this one up for my sil on her birthday , just like prayer sticks or candles bundles can be used for private prayer or given as a gift to someone . These are to be placed on your prayer fire when the time is right ☺
I then transfer items to the mortar and pestle
This is fun too , you get to squish it all up
Keep in mind while you are doing all this much prayer is being prayed for loved ones etc.
I have on hand holy water , oil & salt
blessing , protection & purification
Then you get to mix it altogether ☺
I have used palm leaves from palm Sunday for this or like this bundle for my sil I decided to use birch bark .I set a piece of moss down on it , like a heavenly cloud so soft .
I then placed some of the herbal mixture on top the moss and then a beautiful lily in bloom to represent Our Lady .
I used some wool we got from the sheep farm
To tie it all together ☺
I also used the same herbal mixture to make her prayer candle
As many people know I also make prayer sticks , some sticks are like prayer shawls . Usually red diamond willow is the wood I prefer . I sand them and oil them using much prayer and give as gifts . Then there are these other sticks I now make which are for the fire .
I find a stick I like for that person
For my sil I wanted to use Patchouli because it is her fav scent .
So I mixed patchouli up with some holy water , oil & salt .
Then taking a rag gently rub this all over the stick . It always brings out the beautiful red , golden and brown earthy tones in the wood.
and there You have it ! I for some reason also wanted to tie a sage bundle to her stick so I did .I'm sure it would smell wonderful when she burns it in her prayer fire ☺
I also made this beautiful prayer stick
and prayer candle
my dear friend & midwife gave me that little statue of OLMC yrs ago , it had belonged to her Grandmother , who also had been a midwife ☺ The little blue bird my ds10 gave to me back when he was 6yo .It represents the Holy Spirit to me ☺
once again using lots of fresh ingredients
This prayer was for someone who really feels unwanted and unloved so I tended to pick alot of things representing protection but mostly gentle love like baby's breath ☺a soul so in pain needs gentle touch , nothing harsh .
and then there was fire .
Yes everyone knows Rox loves her fires Lol !
I am however not the girl who plays with fire but rather the woman who tends the fire ☺
Be it day or night but truly day time is the best for me , a sunrise fire !
I love prayer by candle light
and I've special spots I love for prayer .Environment really does have an influence on our prayer life . Just look at how residential schools killed spirits & damaged souls !
I've my fav prayer books , well worn
beautiful souls helping me along the way
and never , I mean never discourage others from learning their true method of prayer .always invite them ☺